i recently bought myself this print from the worship artist’s shop.
i actually went to college with April and her husband Robert; Robert & i were in the youth ministry major together and often found ourselves sitting in the same class. their hearts for Jesus is something that truly brings light into a room when they walk in.
i own another one of her prints – and every time i go to her shop i find something else that just makes my heart swell. this one though – it just kind of reached out, cupped my face and held my hand, and whispered these words into the dark places that needed them. looking at the words – wrapped in those beautiful southern magnolia branches – i kind of just read them, over and over and over. letting them sink in to the places where i so often buy the lie of no, i’m just NOT enough. anyone else feeling me on this?
this world will break. you. down.
looking at the news headlines, hearing friends tear each other down, watching individuals kill one another without cause or care; it’s just soul crushing. it seems like we are conditioned to focus on the destruction around us – and in turn it beats us down to this place of well, i can’t do anything about it, might as well just give up.
you are enough.
read that again.
you are enough.
we are enough to bring light into this dark world.
to walk into our office, our school, our church, our homes with a smile on our face and compassion in our hearts. we can listen to those who need to share, we can hold hands of those who need guidance, we can hug those who need comfort, we can bring essential things to those who have nothing. that doesn’t take a 6 figure salary, a perfectly put on face and hair day, a car, a job, a masters degree….it literally takes the Lord within you.
i remember growing up and being told “amy, you can make a difference.”
and it seemed i heard it over and over again after my parents died.
there are many days when i’m beaten down to the point of hysterically laughing at that statement.
and then there are moments like these – in the quiet of a morning
– staring at three words where the Lord resurrects the fierceness within me.
i am enough.
and so are you.
sooooo it’s giveaway time!
you’ll get this sweet print from scripture doodle, a pour over threshold coffee maker, and this rad tea towel!
enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win. <3
giveaway ends 8/22/16 at 12am